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Mac’s new Music app won’t be ported from iOS

The Mac’s next-generation Music app will be based on iTunes, not ported over from iOS. Some sources previously stated that the app would be made using Marzipan, which lets developers easily port iPad

Pay tribute to mom with these Apple Watch gift ideas [Watch Store]

Mother’s Day is on Sunday, so how about gifting a little something for her Apple Watch? Cult of Mac has rounded up a beautiful collection of Apple Watch bands, chargers and stands specifically picked

Production begins on iPhone 11’s A13 processor

One of the most vital components of the 2019 iPhone is already being fabricated. The A13 chip is now in trial production by TSMC, the Taiwanese company that has produced every iPhone and iPad chip for

WhatsApp will soon stop working on iOS 7

If you’re still rocking an older iPhone running iOS 7, you’re going to need to upgrade if you want to continue using WhatsApp. The world’s biggest messaging service will soon stop working on iOS 7

2-in-1 cleaning stick gives you a weapon against on-screen germs [Review]

We live on our screens. So do germs, bacteria and a buildup of skin oils. I will spare you the details and, instead, recommend the Häns Swipe-Clean, a wet-dry tool that wipes away the gross microbial

Military-grade iPad Pro case also protects your Smart Keyboard

If one of your prerequisites for an iPad case is that it’s hard-wearing enough to take whatever life throws at it, Urban Armor Gear promises to be your hook-up. Urban Armor Gear’s new Scout series for

DeNA is busy working on a brand new Pokémon game for mobile

It’s a good time to be a fan of Pokémon right now, and next year could be even better. That’s because DeNA, the developers who teamed with Nintendo for titles like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and

Create your own iPhone ringtones with this easy-to-use app [Deals]

You can tell a lot about someone by their ringtone. Too bad the options on the iPhone are so limited. And too bad it’s such a headache getting ringtones from iTunes to your device. iRingg is an app

Get a notepad designed with your desk in mind [Deals]

With all the technology at our disposal, there’s still plenty of room for a good old fashioned pad of paper. But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for the notepad to change. In fact, since our

iOS 13 could cut off support for iPhone SE, among others

Last year, iOS 12 gave a stay of execution to older devices by supporting exactly the same iGadgets as iOS 11. This year, owners of aging iPhones and iPads may not be quite so lucky. According to a

WWDC 2019, revealed! This week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: WWDC 2019 is right around the corner, and a new report sheds light on everything Apple’s prepping to reveal. We discuss! Plus: The magic of Corning glass, and how making

Apple Lisa documentary will tell the story of Cupertino’s most important ‘flop’

A new documentary called Before Macintosh: The Apple Lisa promises to tell the story of one of Apple’s most important flops. Directed by computer historian (and Apple collector) David Greelish, the

Rare Apple-1 with original documentation goes up for auction

Want to own one of the very first computers Apple ever launched? You very well could, thanks to a Christie’s auction selling an Apple-1 personal computer, circa 1976. This model comes complete with

Watch an adorable beluga whale rescue a phone from the ocean

A phone dropped in the sea is usually gone forever, but not when a friendly whale retrieves from the ocean floor. Video of exactly this happening in Norway has to be seen to be believed. Even better,

With smartphone sales in free fall, iPhone still dominates

Apple’s most affordable 2018 handset is a real hit in N. America. There were more than twice as many iPhone XR units shipped during the first three months of this year in this region as its next

How (and why) Jony Ive built the mysterious rainbow Apple Stage

The mysterious, rainbow-colored stage erected inside Apple Park bears all the hallmarks of the company’s meticulous design, according to an Apple document provided to Cult of Mac. It’s the latest

New Samsung smartphone camera sensor is a 64-megapixel monster

Samsung says it will begin mass production later this year on a 64-megapixel smartphone camera sensor, the most powerful salvo in the megapixel war among the smartphone companies. A megapixel-packed

It’s time to sell your old iPad and bag a cheap upgrade

There’s never been a better time to upgrade to the latest iPad Pro, with Amazon currently offering big discounts of up to $249 off all models. And you can make yours even more affordable by selling

FCC bans China Mobile from US

China Mobile is blocked from offering phone service in the United States. The Federal Communications Commission just unanimously voted to prevent this company, which is owned by the Chinese

Jony Ive puts his mark on stately Carnegie Library Apple store

Apple’s newest store is more of a step back in time than the usual step into an all-glass box. The tech giant proudly gave a sneak peek into its Washington D.C. outlet, a former Carnegie Library where